Delta GEMS


Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute



The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully) Institute, a  mentoring program for African-American girls  in high school, sponsored by the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is accepting new members.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a public service organization founded in 1913 by 22 black women dedicated to uplifting their community in the areas of educational development, economic development, and many other powerful ways.  The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute, is one of Delta’s flagship programs that has been in existence for well over 40 years.

The goals for the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute are:  to instill the need to excel academically; to provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success to assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond; and to create compassionate, caring, community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute is designed for young women:

  • Who are in grades 9-12
  • Who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success
  • Who are interested in developing leadership skills
  • Who are actively pursuing college and/or career options
  • Who need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning.

Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute activities include participation in community service projects, cultural events, and attending educational workshops where we present topics such as choosing the perfect college, career choices, social and professional etiquette, self-esteem building, wellness, money management and of course having lots of fun.

Please read the following program notes carefully:

::::: Program meetings :::::

All GEMS Institute meetings will be held on the third Saturday, from 10am-1pm of each month, unless otherwise noted. All program participants are required to participate in a welcome event with at least one parent/guardian on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

::::: Attendance :::::

Each GEMS participant will be required to sign-in at every meeting.  Any participant having three or more absences may be asked to leave the program.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute, please complete the application electronically here:  (The Application for the 2015-2016 program year is now closed.)

The completion date for all application materials has been extended to Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Applicants that submit a completed application by the deadline must attend Meet & Greet/Welcome Event.  You will be asked to bring your completed recommendation form, risk management documentation and a school transcript to the event.


Deadline for Application has been extended to:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

(The Application for the 2015-2016 program year is now closed.)

Welcome Event

Brown Mackie College

(Circle Centre Mall Downtown Location – 4th Floor)

49 W. Maryland St.

Level 4

Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time: 9am – 12pm Noon

Should you have any questions about the Delta GEMS Institute or application process, please contact Kimberly Bugg, Chair at